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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 17, 2007

Schumer And Clinton Announce Millions In Crucial Funding For Western New York Included In Omnibus Bill


Funds Included as Part of the Fiscal Year 2008 Omnibus Appropriations Bill Expected to Pass the House Tonight and the Senate Tomorrow

Schumer and Clinton Fought to Secure Funding to Increase Economic Development, Health Care Services and Transportation across Western NY

Washington, DC —Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced funding for projects in Western New York included in the Fiscal Year 2008 Omnibus Appropriations Bill. The omnibus bill, which includes 11 appropriations bills, will go before the House and Senate this week for final passage before being sent to the President for signature.

“These projects are crucial to fueling economic growth across Western New York and for giving local residents top-notch services in education, law enforcement and health care,” said Senator Schumer. “By investing in these vital projects, we ensure that Western New York continues to lure new businesses and tourists to the region, while ensuring families have the first-class services they need.”

“I am proud that these funds will help support critical investments in Western New York, from vital military construction to job training for the region’s workers to cleaning up our waterways. I’m pleased that my colleagues in the Congress have joined me in recognizing the importance of these investments in New York’s people, economy, and infrastructure,” said Senator Clinton.

The Omnibus Appropriations bill includes funding for the following projects for Western New York:

• Buffalo, NY, Law Enforcement Technology -- $470,000
• Buffalo, NY, for a camera system within the City of Buffalo -- $535,800
• Buffalo, NY, for a microloan program for small business -- $500,000
• Buffalo, NY, for the construction and renovation of the Buffalo Urban Arts Center -- $196,000
• Niagara Falls, NY, Niagara Falls International Airport New Terminal Apron -- $1,911,000 and $490,000 for airport improvements
• Hunter's Hope Foundation on behalf of the Hunter James Kelly Research Institute's Kelly Center for Krabbe Disease, Improving Outcomes for Children Who Have Been Identified with Krabbe Disease Through Newborn Screening -- $574,780
• Spaulding Fibre Remediation and Demolition, NY to demolish the structures and remediate any environmental problems and develop new infrastructure on the site -- $1,146,600
• Buffalo Niagara Int’l Trade Foundation – WTC Buffalo Niagara -- $282,000

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